Steak salad for Two!

Steak salad for Two!

I made this one for my boyfriend, who is open and adventurous with food, but I’ve fed him more vegetables in the time we’ve been together…

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Tepenade Tortellini

Tepenade Tortellini

This recipe is so simple, I almost feel guilty taking any type of credit.  It began at the deli, where we have all types of…

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Warm Sweet & Savory Potato Salad

Warm Sweet & Savory Potato Salad

After I quit my job and started working at the deli/teaching yoga, I was seriously down some cash and needed to find a way to…

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Rosemary Apricot Chicken Salad

Rosemary Apricot Chicken Salad

Since working at the deli, I’ve had all too many opportunities to rework and reinvent chicken. One of my favorites has to be chicken salad….

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Shredded Brussel Sprouts

Shredded Brussel Sprouts

If you think you don’t like brussel sprouts – think again!  They are one of those foods that we always group together with lima beans in the…

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Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Parsnips have become a great discovery and addition to my rotating melange of roasted veggies.  Once the leaves begin to turn and the light gets an…

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Let's talk Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Let’s talk Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

It’s true, one of my favorite cooking ingredients is olive oil.  Not just any olive oil, but green, fruity Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.  “Aren’t they all…

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Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. II

Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. II

Cooking chicken at a high temperature with olive oil will make the skin crispy and brown.  It’s important to rub the seasoning into the meat (i.e….

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A little dinner conversation: Fun truffle FACTS!

A little dinner conversation: Fun truffle FACTS!

1) From the fungi family, these pricey fungi tend to look like shriveled up black brains, although in this picture, they look a little more like poop. 2) Black…

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Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. I

Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. I

Remember that Truffle salt we discussed?  Well, you’ll be thuroughly happy about your purchase once you begin to sprinkle it on everything from scrambled eggs…

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Roasted Cauliflower for the Gods

Roasted Cauliflower for the Gods

Shown with Chimichurry Sauce Salty and light – add garbanzo beans or roasted chicken for a little protein punch.  If you go for the garbanzo beans, add…

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Valentine's Day dinner: Chicken sausage, ravioli and roasted peppers

Valentine’s Day dinner: Chicken sausage, ravioli and roasted peppers

A few words about Valentine’s day.  1) You only care or keep score on Valentine’s day if you’re single.  2) By February 15th no one cares about your relationship…

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Penne with Corn, Parmesan and Garlic

Penne with Corn, Parmesan and Garlic

There’s a theme with my cooking – healthy, delicious, and quick!  After working a 12-hour day, I need some soul warming sustenance.  This uses pantry items…

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Winter in France

Winter in France

This is a satisfyingly lovely way to start a Saturday morning.  A little rich, yet light.  Seriously, is there anything more luxurious than a crisp Bosc…

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